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OPEN CALLS: May, 2021

OPEN CALLS: May, 2021


May, 2021

‍NATIONAL CALLS

Deadline: July 30, 2021, 17:00 Portugal time (2nd phase)

PROCiência 2020, Incentive System for the Production of Scientific and Technological Knowledge of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, is aimed directly at companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) and with the objective of strengthening the competitive capacity of the regional economy by boosting projects in strategic areas Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) in companies, between companies and the entities that make up the Regional System for the Development of Research, Technology, and Innovation (SRDITI) and Higher Education institutions, fully aligned with the objectives and priorities defined within the scope of the regional RIS3, in order to ensure a threshold of technological skills that allow the transformation of the knowledge generated into new products and services.


Deadline: June 30, 2021

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program has an Open Call for Exploratory Research Projects (ERPs) in strategic emerging areas of ICT, funded through FCT. The total investment available for Portuguese research institutions is up to 400 thousand euros.

‍European Calls

Deadline: May 31, 2021, 12:00 Portugal time

This Open Call aims to finance enterprises to apply innovative products and technologies which are already available in the market, or to develop new ones, that use marine litter as raw material. 


Deadline: May 31, 2021, 12:00 Portugal time

This Open Call aims to finance initiatives for business growth in Startups enterprises to develop, apply and commercialize innovative products and technologies.


Deadline: June 8, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

This topic aims to enhance the prevention of and protection from the effects of maritime disasters.
Priority 1: Developing response capacity for marine pollution incidents; Priority 2: Enhancing regional and cross-sectoral coordination.


Deadline: June 9, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time; October 6, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The EIC Accelerator Challenges supports companies (principally start-ups and SMEs) to scale up high impact innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones in identified areas of strategic relevance. The EIC Accelerator Challenges focus on innovations building on scientific discovery or technological breakthroughs (‘deep tech’) and where significant funding is needed over a long timeframe before returns can be generated (‘patient capital’).


Deadline: June 9, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time; October 6, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The EIC Accelerator Challenges supports companies (principally start-ups and SMEs) to scale up high-impact innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones in identified areas of strategic relevance. Like EIC Accelerator Open (Section II.3 of the EIC Work Programme 2021), the EIC Accelerator Challenges focus on innovations building on scientific discovery or technological breakthroughs (‘deep tech’) and where significant funding is needed over a long timeframe before returns can be generated (‘patient capital’).


Deadline: June 15, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The EUREKA Cluster Eurogia, together with EUREKA Public Authorities of the participating countries have perceived a common cross-domain interest for Technology-driven green transition projects addressing issues such as Energy preservation, Sustainable manufacturing, Bioresources, and Biodiversity. The aim of this Call is to boost the productivity, competitiveness and environmental sensitivity of European industries through using innovative technologies to dramatically reduce their environmental footprint.


Deadline: June 15, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation including materials for low carbon energy technologies, future batteries technology, and related production technologies. M-ERA.NET aims to strengthen the contribution of materials R&D to energy-related applications where applicable.


Deadline: June 9, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time; October 6, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The EIC Accelerator supports companies (principally start-ups and SMEs) to scale up high impact innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones. The EIC Accelerator focuses in particular on innovations building on scientific discovery or technological breakthroughs (‘deep tech’) and where significant funding is needed over a long timeframe before returns can be generated (‘patient capital’).


Deadline: June 23, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The present call targets projects on low-carbon technologies and processes in all sectors covered by Directive 2003/87/EC (the EU ETS Directive): Innovation in low-carbon technologies and processes in sectors listed in Annex I, including environmentally safe carbon capture and utilization (‘CCU’) that contributes substantially to mitigating climate change, as well as products substituting carbon-intensive ones produced in sectors listed in Annex I, environmentally safe capture and geological storage (‘CCS’) of CO2, and innovative renewable energy and energy storage technologies. 


Deadline: June 28, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

This Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021 is specifically designed to stimulate activity in this important area, through the creation of transnational collaborative projects in applications that will support economic growth and benefit society as a whole. The aim of this Call is to boost the productivity and competitiveness of European industries through the adoption and use of AI systems and services.


Deadline: June 30, 2021, 12:00 Portugal time

This Open Call aims to finance enterprises to develop, apply and commercialize innovative products and technologies, especially SMEs.


Deadline: July 1, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

Central objective of this call is to develop and implement the pilot(s) of the European Master of Science (MSc) programme(s) for High Performance Computing (HPC). The graduate education programme(s) will focus HPC and HPC-usage. They will demonstrate the added value of a pan-European education programme, committed to academic excellence, that offers students an outstanding career perspective in international companies and research institutes.


Deadline: August 31, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognized track record of research achievements. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition, and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Researchers with a track record of at least ten years can apply for up to €2.5 million.


Deadline: September 22, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The EIC Transition Open aims at funding innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle in laboratory. The EIC Transition Open is twofold, supporting both the maturation and validation of a novel technology, and the development of a business case and business model towards the innovation’s future commercialisation. EIC Transition projects should address both technology and market/business dimensions where iterative learning processes based on early customer feedback is possible. For further information, please refer to the EIC Work Programme 2021 under the EIC Transition Open section.

EVENTS

May 27, 2021

A webinar organized by the European Commission. Agenda available here.


June 1-4, 2021

The EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition is a key action of the European Green Deal scheduled for spring 2021. It will help to create a toxic-free environment across the EU by better monitoring, reporting, and by preventing and remedying pollution from the air, water, soil, and consumer products.


June 3-4, 2021

The All-Atlantic 2021 – All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean: Ministerial High-Level & Stakeholders Conference will take place under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in close cooperation with the European Commission, aiming to strengthen Research & Innovation cooperation across and along the Atlantic Ocean, from “pole to pole.”


June 14, 2021

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), in collaboration with the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, is organising an event to mark the launch of the EIT’s new strategy as part of Horizon Europe. The event is organised in a hybrid format and can be attended either online or in person at the International Iberian Institute of Nanotechnology, in Braga, Portugal. Check the full programme.


June 16, 2021

By bringing together leading scientists, European policymakers, key players in ocean governance, and representatives of civil society, the event will nurture discussions at the frontier between science and technology, bridging scientific progress to policy actions and advances in ocean literacy.


June 17, 2021

The NCP Brussels team will give you a quick insight into funding opportunities for R&I projects with a focus on smart cities and related initiatives such as the Mission on Climate-Neutral & Smart Cities and the New European Bauhaus initiative.


June 17, 2021

The event is dedicated to private companies, including SMEs and large companies, public authorities and municipalities, industry, and associations willing to develop innovative, sustainable technologies or research projects with a focus on smart cities.


June 23-24, 2021

Cooperation in research and innovation is essential in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and will pave the way to a greener and more digital future. The European Research and Innovation Days represent a unique opportunity to add your voice to the conversation. The event is all about collaboration: bringing together individuals and experts from all areas to build connections and ignite a brighter future.


June 21-25, 2021

Europe has the ambitious goal of becoming the first climate neutral continent by 2050. The Green Deal and the EU Climate Law are first concrete steps. The current economic challenges are also an opportunity to accelerate decarbonisation and to create a fairer society and a more competitive economy. In 2021, the conference - which attracts over 600 participants from over 60 countries each year - shows how we can make a green recovery happen in practice and how the energy transition can contribute as an investment engine to this deep transformation.


June 22, 2021

The goal of the conference is to inspire adaptation action by showcasing solutions, exchanging knowledge, creating connections, and encouraging dialogue on how to act more and faster at every level.

Challenges & Prizes

Deadline: May 31, 2021

If you have a project that contributes to creating beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places in Europe - it may be eligible for one of the prizes available. Applications are now open until the end of this month. The prizes recognize and reward New European Bauhaus-minded projects that champion sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion in European communities and practices, paving the way to the future. Prizes are €30,000 for winners of The New European Bauhaus Awards and €15,000 for winners of The New European Bauhaus Rising Stars.


Deadline: June 1, 2021

The challenge is to develop a European technologically non-dependent solution for launching light satellites into Low-Earth Orbit (LEO), which will enable dedicated low-cost launches with committed schedule and orbit. The solution needs to be innovative, implementable, affordable in development and exploitation phases, and commercially viable. Prize: 10M€.


Deadline: June 30, 2021

The prize is awarded to the most talented women entrepreneurs from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, who have founded a successful company and brought innovation to market. In the ‘Women Innovators’ main category, three prizes of EUR 100 000 each are awarded to the women who, in the opinion of the jury, have excelled in all award criteria and stood out amongst the other applicants. In the second category, one prize of EUR 50 000 is awarded to a promising ‘Rising Innovator’ aged 30 or younger.


Deadline: July 15, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The European Capital of Innovation Awards will recognize the cities’ role as catalyzers of the local innovation ecosystem and will stimulate new activities aimed at boosting game-changing innovation.


Deadline: September 21, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

The main objective of the prize is to develop an innovative solution that will allow tracking all commercial freight trains, from all railway undertakings, covering the whole European network. The aim is to provide real-time information about the train, accessible to all, including information on the location, departure, destination, composition, and punctuality. 

RESEARCH RECRUITMENT

Deadline: June 15, 2021

A call is open for one Research Scholarship (BII) at the Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI) of ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação, under the R&D project “Projeto Estratégico UIDP/50009/2020” with the funding support from FCT/ MCTES through national funding.

Other

The 2021Annual Work Program for the implementation of the Creative Europe Program is out.
The new Programme builds on and continues the structure of the previous one with a budget of EUR 2.4 billion for the period 2021-2027.


The European Commission launched Open Research Europe, a platform that will grant access to scientific publications open to all.


As a follow-up to its Digital Decade Communication of 9 March, the Commission launched a public consultation on the formulation of a set of digital principles to promote and uphold EU values in the digital space. This consultation, open until September 2, 2021, seeks to open a wide societal debate and gather views from citizens, non-governmental and civil society organizations, businesses, administrations and all interested parties. These principles will guide the EU and Member States in designing digital rules and regulations that deliver the benefits of digitalisation for all citizens.


The strategic plan 2021-24 defines the key strategic orientations for the first four years of Horizon Europe, the EU’s multiannual framework program for research and innovation. Download the Factsheet and the Strategic plan.


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Open Calls

Visit the European Commission portal for the full list of calls, and FCT for national calls


ERA Careers

Scientific job opportunities: http://www.eracareers.pt/.

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